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Magnitude 5.Three earthquake hits largest metropolis and capital of Croatia, damages buildings and iconic cathedral (PHOTOS)

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits largest city and capital of Croatia, damages buildings and iconic cathedral (PHOTOS)


Sirens had been heard in Croatia’s capital Zagreb on Sunday morning, as two 5-Magnitude quakes have struck close to town, with some “restricted harm” reported.

Zagreb was hit by a 5.3-Magnitude earthquake, which was adopted by a 5.1-Mgnitude tremor 40 minutes later, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Heart (EMSC) stated. The epicenters of the 2 quakes had been positioned at 8km (5 miles) and 7km (4.Three miles) from town respectively.

Native media reported that residents heard sirens go off, and buildings had been broken in downtown Zagreb, together with the long-lasting Zagreb Cathedral one in every of whose towers has partially collapsed.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) measured the earthquakes at 5.Four and 4.6 Magnitude, saying they each struck close to Kasina, a village on Zagreb’s northern outskirts.

Zagreb’s head of emergency companies, Pavle Kalinic urged folks to go away their properties. “Get out of the homes and assist your older neighbors,” he stated.

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